Plenary #4: Professor Tony Howard

Today on the blog it’s my honour to hand over to Charles Morton to introduce our fourth plenary speaker. BritGrad’s illustrious co-chair describes his former tutor, besides his remarkable academic achievements, as ‘one of the nicest people you are ever likely to meet’. Professor Tony Howard has been at the forefront of much groundbreaking work on Shakespeare. … Continue reading

Two more plenary speakers, or, ‘What should we call these speaking things?’

To discover the identity of the first of the two plenary speakers we’re announcing today, we invite you to turn to your copy of Venus and Adonis, lines 383-6 (Oxford edition). He also features in Henry VI Part II, grazing in Cheapside, and as part of a duo in Titus Andronicus, haling a ‘vengeful wagon’. Whether or not he will … Continue reading

And the first plenary speaker of 2014 is…

As 2013 draws to a close, with a turkey in the freezer and mince pies in the oven, you may well feel that your appetite can’t take any more whetting – but we’re hoping to dispel that feeling by announcing the first plenary speaker of BritGrad 2014. If you have a hunger for linguistics, Shakespearean … Continue reading

Getting to Know Your Plenary Speakers #6

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Getting to Know Your Plenary Speakers #6: Dr Yong Li Lan, Dr Ken Takiguchi, and Dr Lee Chee Keng We are pleased to announce that our sixth, and final, plenary is going to Skype in from Singapore to talk about intercultural Shakespeare. The plenary group consists of Dr Yong Li Lan, Dr Ken Takiguchi, and … Continue reading

Getting to Know Your Plenary Speakers #5

Shakespeare's Globe Theatre

Getting to Know Your Plenary Speakers #5: Christie Carson We are delighted to announce another plenary speaker: Christie Carson! She will join us to deliver a plenary titled ‘Influencing Editors, Influencing Performers: the Page to Stage relationship’. Dr Carson is Reader in Shakespeare and Performance at Royal Holloway, University of London. She has co-edited The … Continue reading

Getting to Know Your Plenary Speakers #4

Dollimore

Getting to Know Your Plenary Speakers #4: Jonathan Dollimore This just in: we’re happy to announce that Professor Jonathan Dollimore will be leading a plenary session at BritGrad! All of us on the BritGrad committee are delighted to welcome him to the Institute this June, where he will deliver a talk tentatively titled ‘On Human … Continue reading

Getting to Know Your Plenary Speakers #3

J. Slinger as Prospero in 'The Tempest'

Getting to Know Your Plenary Speakers #3: Jonathan Slinger We hope you are all as excited as we are to hear that Jonathan Slinger is one of our plenary speakers for BritGrad 2013. Slinger graduated from RADA in 1994 and since then has made a big name for himself on TV, radio, and the stage. … Continue reading

Getting to Know Your Plenary Speakers #2

Hampton Court Palace - Great Hall; Photo by Gareth L Evans

Getting to Know Your Plenary Speakers #2: Martin Wiggins and Catherine Richardson In the second post in our series, we turn now to Martin Wiggins and Catherine Richardson, who we’re happy to announce will be leading a site-specific drama workshop for all delegates, as part of their ‘Staging Places’ project. Read on for more details: … Continue reading

Getting to Know Your Plenary Speakers #1

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Getting to Know Your Plenary Speakers #1: Mairi Macdonald As you may know, we have already confirmed a few plenary speakers for this year’s conference (see the CFP for more details!). We figured that the more curious and excitable of you out there are probably dying to know more about them. We can’t blame you. … Continue reading

Registration is open!

The SI

Friends, postgrads, countrymen…lend us your abstracts!   We come to open BritGrad registration.   The research that men do lives after them,   The best is often entered in their papers,   So let it be with BritGrad.     (What are you waiting for? Get registering now! See the CFP and poster for more details.) … Continue reading

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